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Wolper Productions

Overview
Works: 496 works in 801 publications in 2 languages and 15,374 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television mini-series  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
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Most widely held works about Wolper Productions
 
Most widely held works by Wolper Productions
Roots by Alex Haley ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. The series follows the struggle for freedom which began with the young man's abduction and was continued by his descendants
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
I will fight no more forever ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
North and South by John Jakes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories
Incredible human machine ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents & explains the inner workings of the human body, using a variety of photographic techniques
Roots, the next generations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines efforts of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour to discover new facts about the life and behavior of gorillas and orangutans
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the ledgendary artist Pable Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
The Bridge at Remagen by John Guillermin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of an astute American general and a high-ranking German officer, torn by the conflicting demands of his country and fellow countrymen, during the last days of World War II
Strange creatures of the night ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses night-vision camera devices in presenting detailed studies of bats, owls, hyenas, and sightless cave-dwelling fish during their nighttime activities
Mystery gorillas Search for the great apes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystery gorillas: Join primatologist Mireya Mayor at the heart of the jungle to explore the great apes' secret world
Welcome back, Kotter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Sweathog Gabe Kotter returns to his alma mater, Brooklyn's James Buchanan High School to teach a new generation of Sweathogs, a group of supposedly unteachable, under-achieving and incorrigible students. They are: Vinnie Barbarino, the group's wise-cracking leader; Juan Epstein, a Puerto Rican Jew; dimwitted Arnold Horshack; and cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington. Gabe tries to reach out to these students by relating his own experiences to the students, but is often hindered in his efforts by cantankerous vice-principal, Michael Woodman
Bushmen of the Kalahari by National Geographic Society (U.S.) ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a visit made by filmmaker-anthropologist John Marshall to Bushmen of the Kalahari. Shows how they are adapting to cultural change, becoming herdsmen on reservations after centuries of being unrestricted hunters and food gatherers
Roots ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed
Roots ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
Four days in November ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
Chico and the man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six episodes from the television comedy "Chico and the man", featuring the odd couple pairing of grouchy garage owner Ed and his employee, the young and outspoken Chico
Whales ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tours the last surviving wooden whaling boat, views experiments with a whale at Marine World in California, and conducts a series of studies with whales in the open ocean
Abraham Lincoln, trial by fire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yellowneck: This story centers on five "Yellownecks", deserters of the Confederate Army, who plan to escape to Cuba via the Florida Everglades. While traveling through the treacherous swamp, the men are faced with danger from alligators, snakes, insects and angry Seminoles. Hoping to reach the coast and a waiting boat to take them to freedom, the men race against time and battle their obstacles and each other in order to make it to safety
 
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Productions
Languages
English (171)
Spanish (4)
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